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This lowers blood pressure by causing blood vessels to dilate (like Viagra does).
The controlled inflation of the balloon dilates strictures in the affected salivary ducts.
In normal parturition, cervix dilates under influence of various hormones viz.
The performer's extra-daily body technique dilates the body's dynamics.
Contractions come more and more frequently as the cervix dilates from around 3cm to fully dilated at 10cm.
Levosimendan dilates blood vessels to improve blood flow and increases the heart's sensitivity to calcium, which intensifies contractions and boosts pumping capacity.